Ascensia Diabetes Care staff are climbing three British peaks in 24 hours to raise funds for the type 1 diabetes charity JDRF.
Berkshire-based Ascensia, which was established in 2016 as a global specialist diabetes care company, helps people with diabetes manage the condition through innovation and specialist expertise in diabetes. Their products include the CONTOUR blood glucose meters.
Ascensia is hoping to raise £5,000 for JDRF, which is the leading global organisation for type 1 diabetes research.
Thirty-three staff members from across the UK will take on the highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland: Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowde, on 10-11 June 2016.
The three climbs will cover a total of 42km horizontal distance and 3,000 vertical metres, and completing it in 24 hours would challenge even the most seasoned of hikers.
Elie Kelpie, Senior Corporate Fundraising Manager at JDRF in the UK said: “We’re delighted the team from Ascensia Diabetes Care is raising funds for JDRF and are very grateful for their stellar efforts.
“Their commitment to this fantastic fundraising challenge and to the diabetes community is admirable and will help JDRF support vital type 1 diabetes research.”
Ros Barker, Country Head UK, Ascensia Diabetes Care added: “As a team, we are very excited about doing this trek and hope we can exceed our fundraising target for this crucial organization that we have worked with for many years.
“We are delighted to be supporting JDRF and hope our efforts can help make a difference for people with type 1 diabetes.”
You can donate to the challenge here.

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